Cuttings from the Great Falls Tribune became part of the Waterfall Area Constable"s Workplace investigatory documents right into the 1956 murders of Patricia Kalitzke and also Lloyd Duane Bogle. Traci Rosenbaum/USA Today Network using Reuters Co. conceal subtitle

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Cuttings from the Great Falls Tribune became part of the Waterfall Region Constable"s Workplace investigatory data right into the 1956 murders of Patricia Kalitzke as well as Lloyd Duane Bogle.

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It was just 3 days right into 1956 when 3 children from Montana, out for a walking on a regular January day, made a terrible exploration they were not likely to ever before fail to remember.

Throughout a stroll near the Sunlight River, they discovered 18-year-old Lloyd Duane Bogle, dead from a gunshot injury to the head. They located him on the ground near his cars and truck, and also somebody had actually utilized his belt to link his hands behind his back, according to a record from the Great Falls Tribune. The following day brought an additional troubling exploration: A region roadway employee located 16-year-old Patricia Kalitzke"s body in a location north of Great Falls, the paper records. She had actually been fired in the head, equally as Bogle had actually been, however she had actually likewise been sexually attacked.

When detectives introduced they had actually split what is thought to be the earliest situation resolved with DNA as well as forensic ancestry, their murders went unresolved till this week.

The targets were uncovered in an enthusiast"s lane

Bogle, an airman coming from Texas, and also Kalitzke, a junior at Great Falls Senior High School, had actually succumbed to each various other and also were also taking into consideration marital relationship, the Tribune records. The area where they were thought to have actually been eliminated was an understood "fan"s lane," according to a clipping from a regional paper published on a memorial web page.

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However their romance was extremely interrupted by the activities of an awesome whose identification would certainly not be disclosed for greater than 60 years. And also it was except absence of attempting: At an early stage in case, private investigators adhered to many leads, however none worked out. The instance at some point went chilly.

For years, the Waterfall Area Constable"s Workplace remained to work with it, with numerous investigators trying to make progression throughout the years. One such private investigator was Investigative Sgt. Jon Kadner, that was designated the instance in 2012-- his initial cool instance, he stated throughout a meeting with He was promptly consulted with the complicated job of digitizing the extensive situation data, an undertaking that took months.

He remained to service the Kalitzke/Bogle instance also while taking care of the more recent situations that were touchdown on his workdesk regularly, however he sensed that even more was required to obtain to the base of what had actually taken place to the pair all those years earlier.

"My impression was that the only means we"re gon na ever before address this is with making use of DNA," Kadner claimed.

Investigatives looked to a brand-new forensic examination

Thankfully, Kadner had something to collaborate with. Throughout Kalitzke"s postmortem examination in 1956, coroners had actually taken a genital swab, which had actually been maintained on a tiny slide in the years because, according to the Great Falls Tribune record. Phil Matteson, a now-retired investigator with the constable"s workplace, sent out that example to a regional laboratory for screening in 2001, as well as the group there recognized sperm that did not come from Bogle, her partner, the paper records.

Equipped with this expertise, Kadner in 2019 chose the aid of Bode Modern technology. After forensic ancestry was utilized to lastly catch the Golden State Awesome the year prior, police authorities were coming to be significantly familiar with the possible to make use of that innovation to resolve chilly situations-- also decades-old situations like Kalitzke as well as Bogle"s.

With the aid of partnering laboratories, forensic genealogists have the ability to utilize managed examples to produce a DNA account of the wrongdoer and after that utilize that account to look public data sources for any type of possible suits. Most of the times, those accounts can wind up connecting to far-off family members of the perpetrator-- claim, a 3rd or 2nd relative. By looking public documents (such as fatality certifications as well as paper trimmings), forensic genealogists are then able to build a family history that can aim them right to the suspect, also if that suspect has actually never ever offered their DNA to any type of public data source.

In this instance, "Our genealogists, what they"re mosting likely to do is separately construct a family history from this relative"s account," Andrew Vocalist, an exec with Bode Modern technology, informed He called it "a reverse family history. ... We"re basically reversing. We"re beginning with a remote family member and also attempting to function back towards our unidentified example."

It functioned: DNA screening led private investigators to a guy called Kenneth Gould. Prior to transferring to Missouri in 1967, Gould had actually dealt with his other half as well as kids in the Great Falls location around the moment of the murders, according to the Tribune

"It really felt fantastic due to the fact that for the very first time in 65 years we ultimately had an area as well as an instructions to take the examination," Kadner informed "Since it was all concepts as much as that factor ... we ultimately had a suit and also we had a name. That transformed the entire dynamic of the situation."

Detectives" objective is a much safer globe

Yet there was one large issue: Gould had actually passed away in 2007 as well as his remains had actually been cremated, according to the Tribune The only means to confirm his regret or his virtue was to examine the DNA of his staying loved ones.

Investigatives had an unpleasant job in advance of them: allowing a dead male"s family members recognize that, although that he"d never ever formerly been determined as an individual of passion, he was currently the essential suspect in a dual murder as well as rape.

Authorities took a trip to Missouri, where they spoke to Gould"s youngsters as well as informed them concerning the Kalitzke/Bogle situation and also ultimately determined their dad as a suspect, Kadner claimed. They requested the family members"s assistance in either refuting or verifying that Gould was the guy liable and also the family members abided.

The examination results claimed Gould was the individual. With the awesome ultimately determined, Kadner had the ability to connect to the sufferers" enduring loved ones and also provide the closure that had actually taken greater than 60 years to acquire. It was a bittersweet discovery: They were happy for solutions, but also for a lot of the older individuals in the household, it was a battle to have those injuries resumed.

"They"re thrilled, however at the exact same time, it has actually raised a great deal of memories," Kadner stated.

Currently, the constable"s workplace is thinking about creating a cool instance job pressure, as various other police have actually done. The hope is that they"ll have the ability to give even more households with the responses they are entitled to as well as, in most cases, have actually invested years waiting on.

"If there"s brand-new modern technology and also we have the ability to possibly resolve something, we intend to maintain operating at it, due to the fact that inevitably we"re attempting to do it for the household," he claimed. "Provide some closure."

The Kalitzke/Bogle situation is among the earliest criminal situations that has actually been resolved making use of forensic ancestry, as well as authorities are enthusiastic that they"ll have the ability to utilize this ever-advancing innovation to address cool situations going back also additionally-- although brand-new state regulation limiting forensic ancestry can make complex issues.

Also without that problem, Vocalist clarified to, the success price depends greatly on exactly how well the proof has actually been protected throughout the years. Still, he really hopes that it can be utilized to assist police boost public safety and security as well as" tomorrow"s sufferer."

"It"s actually great innovation as well as it"s mosting likely to address a great deal of chilly situations," Vocalist stated.